Causes of a hernia in a rabbit

Being the owner of a pet, you definitely need to know about the conditions of its maintenance and about possible diseases. If you decide to get a little fluffy, and moreover not just one, but several, then you will have to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of even such a rare disease as a rabbit hernia. Being fully armed at any time is the best thing you can think of to keep the animal healthy.

  1. Types of hernias
  2. Brain hernia
  3. Umbilical hernia
  4. Inguinal hernia
  5. Disease of the breed

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Hernia in a rabbit

Types of hernias

Such a pathology can occur in different parts of the body, for example, distinguish a hernia:

  • brain;
  • umbilical;
  • inguinal.

Brain hernia

In rabbits, such a pathology as a hernia of the brain is often found. an experienced doctor and complex treatment. First of all, a specialist will prescribe medications that enhance the nutrition of brain tissue and relieve swelling. In case of intense pain in the intervertebral discs, anti-inflammatory and pain medications, as well as ointments and creams, will be prescribed.

contact your veterinarian as soon as possible, rather than trying to help the animal yourself.

Umbilical hernia

Rarely, but there are times when an umbilical hernia occurs in rabbits . For its treatment, an old, time-tested technique is used – massage the sore spot with a smooth copper object. If you do this for a long time, a small hernia can completely resolve even without surgical intervention.When it comes to impressive size, the problem will not be solved without surgery. The procedure is simple and is performed under local anesthesia by suturing the hole.

Inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia, in which the bladder falls out, is considered a more serious pathology. No one knows the unique reason for its occurrence, but this happens more often with adult males. Some scientists are inclined to believe that this is the result of castration, but the theory has not been confirmed, due to the fact that even uncastrated rabbits have this disease, which means it is more reasonable to assume the hormonal origin of the disease.

Externally, this type of hernia manifests itself as a soft cones in the groin area, which does not cause any discomfort or pain in the animal. The behavior of the pet does not change. The danger is that there is the possibility of partial prolapse of the intestine and its pinching. This is fatal.

Disease of the breed

A simple examination is enough for the veterinarian to establish a diagnosis oz, and it will be confirmed by ultrasound.Treatment is a quick surgery to close the hernia. In parallel, it is desirable to castrate the male.

Although the rabbit has a rare hernia, it presents a certain danger, and therefore it is necessary for the farmer to know about it .

It is also interesting that a similar ailment is often found in rabbit dachshund bred for catching eared animals. Article continued…

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